Paddington is a small district located in the city of Westminster in West London. The city is currently under a major regeneration project called Paddington Waterside. This 35 million pound project aims to rebuild the railway station and canal land in the district. The major landmarks of the city are Paddington station, Paddington Police station and St.Mary’s Hospital.
Paddington station is one of the major railway stations in Central London. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was opened in the year 1854. The railway station serves Oxford, Bristol, Cornwall, Plymouth and South Wales. The station serves as the terminus for the services to West England. All trains from South West England and South Wales pass through the station. The station is home to several shops, restaurants, a champagne bar and souvenir stalls. It is equipped with essential features such as restrooms, infant rooms, pay phones, ample parking spaces and wireless connectivity. Paddington station is the finishing point for the Heathrow Express Train thus making it busy during most hours of the day. One of the major advantages of Paddington station is its location. It lies close to major tourist attractions such as Regent’s Canal, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery and Albert Memorial. For shopping the district has various options such as Bayswater, Marylebone and Westbourne Grove. Paddington is one of the busiest stations in the country. Paddington areas are considered a favourite among tourists for Lebanese food.
Tourists staying in Paddington are spoilt for choice of accommodation. Top hotels like Novotel, Mercure London, Hilton, Park Grand, Hyde Park Premier and Hotel Indigo serve the needs of tourists luxuriously. These hotels are much sought after for two major reasons: the quality and the location. Most of the top hotels are 4-star rated and come at nominal rates. While these hotels spell luxury and sophistication, cheaper accommodation options are also available in the district. Staying in the hotels of Paddington mean easy access to popular tourist attractions and shopping areas.
The Paddington district is located 15 miles away from Heathrow airport. Most tourists prefer taking a taxi from Heathrow to Paddington as they are easily accessible and the most comfortable option.